Netflix has released the official Halston trailer for Ryan Murphy’s newest limited series, starring Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor as he portrays the late legendary fashion designer. The video features the designer’s rise in the competitive industry as he tries to change American Fashion with his unique vision and style. It also highlights Halston’s downfall that gets triggered by his obsession with being the best. The series will be available for streaming on May 14. Check out the video in the player below!
Based on Steven Gaines’ book Simply Halston, Halston follows the legendary fashion designer as he leverages his single, invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that’s synonymous with luxury, sex, status, and fame, literally defining the era he lives in, the 1970s and ‘80s New York — until a hostile takeover forces him to battle for control of his most precious asset… the name Halston itself.
The limited series will be led by Ewan McGregor, who is currently preparing for the production start of Disney+’s Star Wars prequel series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Joining him are Rory Culkin (Castle Rock) as iconic film director Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys), Krysta Rodriguez (Daybreak) as Liza Minnelli, who is known as a close friend to the late fashion designer. It also stars Bill Pullman as David Mahoney, Kelly Bishop as Eleanor Lamber, Vera Farmiga as Adele, Rebecca Davan as Elsa Peretti, David Pittu as Joe Eula, Sullivan Jones as Ed Austin, and Gianfranco Rodriguez as Victor Hugo.
Halston is written by Sharr White and created by Daniel Minahan, who is the series director and an executive producer on the show. Executive producers are Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Minahan, Ewan McGregor, Eric Kovtun, White, and Christine Vachon, and Pamela Koffler of Killer Films.
The limited series is the latest addition to Ryan Murphy’s long-list of ongoing projects that he is currently developing and producing for Netflix as part of his massive multi-year deal with the streaming service. These projects include A Chorus Line miniseries and a crime drama limited series titled Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story starring Evan Peters.